This has been a saga and a half. Way back in February 2018, Panasonic announced an organic 8K global shutter CMOS sensor. Later that year, they announced the first camera containing this sensor. Although, they didn’t really announce them. Neither the sensor nor the camera actually existed. It wasn’t until September 2019 that we were finally told what was going on when they made a development announcement for the sensor.
A prototype camera was spotted at a show in Japan in November 2021, but there was still no information on availability or prices. Now, though, it seems that Panasonic has finally, officially, fully developed the sensor, according to a new announcement this month. Do they finally have an 8K camera on the way?